NEW Location | Prép Beauty Parlour

Prép Beauty ParlourPrép Beauty ParlourAfter 6 year of being open at our current downtown location – 1054 Hornby Street, we can sadly say that we have really outgrown our space! Being fully booked with 5 lash beds in use, 2 nail desks, and only 2 pedicure chairs, we were starting to get very cramped!

Our long standing 4.5 star rating on Yelp (with over 130 reviews! Check us out here for 10% off your next visit!) has gotten us on the map for best lash bars in Vancouver, and our lovely clients rated us best nails in Narcity and another best of Vancouver for lashes in the West Ender (Read all about that here!) Thank you to all the Prép ladies! We’ve couldn’t have done it without all the love and support we have received throughout the 6 years that we have been open!

With our new location, we anticipate on offering more services to better cater your needs! With 4 brand new, custom made hair & make-up stations, we’re so excited to welcome more technicians, stylists, and of course, more beautiful clients to share the love with!

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So many accomplishments have come from our location, and of course, there are many more to come at our new downtown location at 1305 Burrard Street, just a few short blocks away! Our doors are always open for those who want to drop in and we would love to say hello to our new neighbours!

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In our private room with our lovely ballroom wall decor, we offer waxing, tinting services, and we anticipate micro blading services in the future!! Stay tuned…

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At our new space, we also have lovely new neighbours! As sad as it was for us to say good-bye to our friends at Mine & Yours,  and our favourite coffee shop- Honolulu Cafe, we are happy to open our arms to new neighbours at Musette Caffé! Prép Beauty Parlour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nail Art for Short Nails! | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

For those of us who are blessed with naturally long nails, getting any type of nail art is easy! Since there is so much space on the canvas to design art on. So what are we supposed to do? We short nail girls want fun and fashionable nails too! With the constant stream of crazy nail art being spit by all the talents on Instagram, we don’t blame you for wanting the crazy glass shatter nailsor the famous chrome nails!

Gel nail extensions are one way to extend and elongate your nail, this way is very common and many people get their nails extended using tips, or at Prép, sculptured extensions. You can read more about sculptured gel extension here! But for some of us…life just isn’t that easy. With work and school dress codes, long nails just might not be the best idea! We totally understand- for the safety of others right?

And that’s why today we’re here to give YOU some inspiration on short nail ideas! To ensure they don’t chip and last for at least 2 weeks before you get the removed and redone, we recommend coming into Prép for a gel polish manicure!

Compared to a regular manicure, gel manicures have a quick, almost instant dry time. Since it’s cured in a UV or LED lamp, theres virtually no time to ‘dent’ your nails!

Now let’s skip onto some of the nail inspo we have for you today!

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Animal print nails? Yes please! Leopard prints are always in style! We added a twist to this set of nails by using our NEW magnetic cat-eye gel polishes! The result? A unique, stylish set of nails! Perfect!

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

YES! Finally, shatter nails! We’ve been waiting so long for this trend to come and hit us! We love the fabulous iridescent touch it leaves on your nails. Yet it’s so simple and delicate! Come in and choose your favourite glass shatter design! Now in a variety of colours to better suit you!

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gems, gems, and more gems! Short nails can get gem love too! Paired with a dark, sultry colour, the gem nail art is going to scream sophistication! We’re definitely loving the touch of sparkle too! Totally amps up the set! What do you think?

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For the ladies who prefer a lighter colour palette, check out golds, whites, and nudes! Notice the beautifully hand drawn design on the ring finger?n Our talented Prép nail technicians and artists can hand draw any design that you may imagine!

Short Chrome Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Chrome Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Chrome! One of our personal favourites! Whether you like rose gold chrome or want silver metallic digits- we’ve got it all!

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Beautiful, fairy tale dream nails! This set features a unicorn design on the ring finger and glass shatter and sparkly nails. With a dreamy pearlescent base, who said girls with short nails can’t have fun?

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Short Nail Gel Design Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dreamy, eerie, we are loving this cute, starry night inspired look! With sparkles gently sweeping some fingers, you’re bound to get sleepy every time you look at this mani!

Call us at 604-764-6452 to book for your short nail gal dream gel mani!!

Check out our Instagram for more ideas by clicking HERE.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Japan to Vancouver DIY Nail Art III | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Hello! Welcome back to another DIY Nail art series! Today’s nail tutorial does require previous experience in nail design and may be difficult for beginners. We will be using a variety of brushes and colours in order to achieve this look. The gold and the pink make for a perfect match and the delicate floral design is the most stylish way to say good-bye to Winter, and hello to Spring and Summer!

This tutorial will be guided by Prép Nail Technician Kiyomi as she demonstrates how to achieve such delicate flowers! Often times, these flowers will be drawn by acrylic as it is easier to handle the brush and it’s simple ‘press’ to mould style. Do not fret! Prép is here to guide you through this cute nail art!

This set of nails is done on gel extensions! Our Prép Nail Technicians apply a nail form to your nail and carefully build the nail using sculptured gel to ensure the nail is suitable for your nail shape and curve.

Let’s begin!

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Difficulty Level: ♥♥♥♥♡

Materials:

♥Nail Brushes

♥OPTIONS colour in SIMPLY PINK

♥OPTIONS colour in GOLDEN TWILIGHT

♥Top & Base hard gel (or polish!) Ours is from Azkentz

♥ OPTIONAL: White gel colour

STEP 1: As always, prép your nail bed properly and apply your desired top coat!

 

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 2- We then applied GOLDEN TWILIGHT to some of the fingers, index and ring finger on one hand, and index and pinky on the other. However it is completely up to you! As GOLDEN TWILIGHT comes off sheer, you may want to apply several coats to achieve a more opaque look.

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 3- We then applied SIMPLY PINK to the rest of the fingers. If you prefer a lighter pink, that would look adorable as well! However, this bright pink is super bold and is adorable for the spring time.

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 4- Remember ladies!! To cure your nails between every coat and layer to ensure they are fully dry and cured!

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 4- Cure that pink and then we will move onto the nail design! We start off the art by simply drawing a stroke on the lashes. Applying the top with slightly more pressure to create the look of flower petals.

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 5- After a light layer of the petals have been painted on, go over the petals again to get the opaque and desired look.

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 6: After you’ve painted on the flowers, you can also add dots surrounding the nail just as we’ve done in the photos. Remember to cure between every layer!

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel Extension | Prép Beauty Parlour

STEP 7: When you are fully satisfied with your UBER chic nails, simply apply and cure your top coat, wipe your inhibition layer, and you are good to go!

Now you can flaunt your nails and wipe away all the winter blues that the heavy snowfall that Vancouver brought to Prép in January and February!

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Floral Pink Long Gel Extension Vancouver| Prép Beauty Parlour

Be sure to tag us on Instagram (click HERE), and Twitter (click HERE), to showcase your own variations of this adorable mani!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Prép would like to take the time to thank Arezoo A. of Something Borrowed Event Management and Design for inviting Prép along to the beautiful bridal showcase! The expo consisted many beautiful local artists and their arts as well as local business owners whose businesses were wedding-based. Prép would also like to congratulate those who won free tickets through Prép’s Facebook and Instagram page! Remember to follow our social media links for more information on more future contests! Definitely worth it to stay tuned!

We hope you enjoyed your visit and had a pleasant experience! We sure did!

Going to this beautiful Bridal show also inspired us to share some of our FAVOURITE nail looks! Keep scrolling to view our favourite nail pictures and follow us along to the Dare to Dream Bridal Show!

Partners of the Dare to Dream Bridal Show 2017 featured in today’s post

granville island florists

cachè couture atelier

joconde patisserie

pan pacific vancouver hotel

upright decor

something borrowed event management & design

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Dare to Dream Bridal Showcase | Prép Beauty Parlour

Now onto our favourite wedding or event nail looks! Traditionally, brides would often be seen with a French gel manicure. A French manicure, or pink and white (in the acrylic world..!!), is typically when the tip of the nail is white, while the base is sheer pink or clear. No don’t get us wrong. We LOVE and absolutely adore French nails! But sometimes… it’s just not enough!

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Gel French Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French manicures are super classy and neat, essential for the modern business woman. But it doesn’t always suit everybody! For those with a smaller nail bed, getting french nails may shorten the appearance of your nails- leaving them looking stubby. For those who do enjoy wearing gel extensions, but again, have a small nail bed, getting a french extension manicure may mean getting uneven nails! No! Not uneven like bumpy- but uneven in the sense that the white part of the nail may overpower the clear, since all of the white is supposedly the extension.

So now what? No French? What else is the perfect wedding nail manicure? Don’t you worry– Prép has come together and have created a little combo of some of OUR favourite takes on the wedding day perfect nails!

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Pastel Pink Gel Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Classy, simple, and honestly just so PRETTY! Solid nude colours are super popular right now! Why? Because it is clean, neat, and so cute!

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

We have also noticed a quickly emerging trend of clear, translucent-esque nails! And guess what? We’re TOTALLY obsessed! We love how it elongates your nail yet it looks natural, so elegant!

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Sheer Pink Gel Extensions Manicure W/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

What’s even better than having the perfect sheer pink? Having the perfect sheer pink manicure with GEMS!

We have also been loving these twists on the traditional French! Check them out!

Glitter Reverse French Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

Glitter Reverse French Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Ombré Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Ombré Gel Extension Manicure Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Gel Extension Manicure w/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

French Gel Extension Manicure w/ Gems Vancouver | Prép Beauty Parlour

What did you think? We hope we sparked an inspiration for you for nails on your dream wedding nails!

Call us at 604-764-6452 to book for your special dream mani!

Check out our Instagram for more ideas by clicking HERE.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1305 Burrard Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum By Eminence

Are you starting to notice fine lines around your eyes and smile? With all of the busy day activities, it is bound to happen to anyone! At Prép we are totally supportive of the modern working woman, so we have decided to carry a line of products that will help smooth out and hide those fine lines!

Prép is now proud to be carrying the best selling Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum! What’s that you ask? The Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum nourishes and hydrates the eye area with neroli oil, coconut water, and carrot extract. All of these miraculous oils work together to regenerates the skin with carotene oils.

Now what are the benefits of Neroli Oil, Coconut Water, and Carrot Extract? Keep reading to find out!

Disclaimer: Please consult a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns and before ingesting the suggested foods noted below. The following information should be considered as our perspective through our own bodies and experiences and should not be construed as guarantee.

Coconut Water– Coconut oil has been known to have carry benefits! For one, it is extremely hydrating, prevents and treat dehydration! Many athletes will use it as a sport drink to re-energize as well as to re-hydrate! With the harsh winter weathers in Vancouver, If coconut water is so hydrating to the body, just imagine it’s affect on the face!

Carrot Extract– Due to it’s impeccable Vitamin C content, carrots are one of the secrets to getting glowy skin! Besides Vitamin C, carrots also contain collagen, and as we have discussed previously, HERE, collagen is ESSENTIAL for getting youthful, beautiful skin. As a protein, collagen’s main duties are maintaining elasticity in skin!

PhytoCellTec™ Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells work to fight visible signs of aging including the appearance of crows feet and fine lines by promoting the look of skin’s elasticity. Natural Retinol Alternative Complex uses chicory root oligosaccharides and tara tree to smooth new and old wrinkles making the epidermis appear firmer and tighter.

natural_chile_v1 NATURAL CHILD WORLD – 2015 ECO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Winner of Best Skin Care for Mom

 

Available @PrépBeautyParlour

Available @PrépBeautyParlour

 

 

What is Neroli? 
Neroli oil is produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, it is a nontoxic, nonirritant, nonsensitizing, nonphototoxic substance that is mostly used in floral oils for perfume. Did you know it is reportedly one of the secret ingredients in Coca-Cola?! With a bountiful fragrance of mixed citrus fruits and added floral scents, what must neroli oil bring to the table today? It’s been discovered that neroli oil has the ability to revive and regenerate skin. It does so by stimulating the skin to regenerate at a cellular level. This is extremely important for the ladies concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, and scars! Neroli oil is often added to many serums and skin care products as it has anti- scarring properties, otherwise known as a cicatrisant. It has also been reported that Neroli oil can have same effects as anti depressants, deodorant, is anti septic, and much more!

 

How To Use:
1. Make sure eye are is clean and all makeup is removed
2. Apply a think layer to the eye area with light blending movements until absorbed
3. Leave on and follow up with wild plum eye cream or cucumber eye gel if needed

Interested in trying any of the Eminence products? Stop by Prép Beauty Parlour currently still at 1054 Hornby Street (not for long!) We would love for you to come in and say hi, as well as pick up some Eminence sample products!

For a limited time only, a selection of the Eminence products available at Prép Beauty Parlour, Downtown Vancouver are 50% off!

 


Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Before Your First Lash Appointment II | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

So you’ve seen our last post here and you think you know everything there is to know about lash extensions..right? Nope! There’s more! And don’t you worry, we’ll be walking you through that today! Today we’ll be going over the different types of lash curls and lengths, as well as styles and which shape would be best suited for you!

The synthetic lash that is glued onto one of your natural lashes come in a variation of styles. At Prép we carry B, C, D, and J/A curls.

Different Lash Extension Looks

Different Lash Extension Looks

A/J curls are the most natural and have the least curl in them. A/J curls have little to no curl at all. As flat, no curl lashes, they blend in the easiest and are perfect for those who are getting lashes for the first time and enjoy a very subtle, natural look.

B curls- B curls are the next level of curls. They have a very slight curl and are again, suitable for those who are wanting a natural look to their extensions. They also suit those who are wanting to simply extend the length of their natural lashes without adding too much drama to them.

C curls- C curls are popular for those who usually wear make-up and enjoy a strong look- thats clear that you’re wearing lash extensions. They may even appear as if you are wearing eyeliner. They are noticeable and look gorgeous!

D curls- D curls are the most dramatic type of curl that we carry. These are good for people who hooded eyes or have lashes that are long, but are covered by the shape of their eye. Many clients will come in and have had experiences with C-Curl lashes and expect a dramatic curl, just to notice that the curls are not visible from the front view and instead, only from a side view.

L & L+ curls- These curls look the same as they are named- an L shape! These can only be made possible in a lash lift and may not suit everybody. It is also important to remember that lashes of different curls, length and width may look different on everybody’s lashes!

Moving onto the lash styles, lash extensions, similar to false strip lashes, can be used to create many looks that can accentuate your eye shape.   Prép lash technicians will use a variation of sizes and lengths to design the shape properly for each lovely client.

Here are some looks below:

Lash Extension Styles

Lash Extension Styles

 

Natural- Natural style is good for well, those wanting a natural look! They are closest to the natural eye shape. There may be slightly longer lashes attached near the middle as well as the ends, the extensions should match your natural lash style.

Cat-Eye- Cat eyes are sexy, seductive, and stunning! This style is most fitting for shorter and rounder eyes, and will elongate your eyes. “cat-eyes” for those who are hoping to elongate their eyes without the use of eyeliner. Your lash technician will discuss with you as to which curl works out to be the best for the looks.

Doll/Open- Eye/Cute-Prép recommend “cute” or commonly known as doll eye for those who have longer eyes, this style will really open up your eyes! This kind of style suits those who have smaller eyes.  The longer lashes in the middle will open up your eyes and create a doe eye look.

Below you can browse some of the looks done by technicians from Prép!

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Eyelash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

If you have any more questions and concerns, we would love to answer all your questions! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

 

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Japan to Vancouver DIY Nail Art II | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Hello and welcome back to the Prép blog! If you enjoyed last week’s Japan to Vancouver nail art series, then we got news for you! We are back again this week to showcase another DIY nail art that you can do at home! At Prép we understand how busy all you ladies and gents are, and sometimes, there simply just ISN’T enough time to make the trip to the nail studio- but that’s totally okay! That’s what we’re here for today!

Today’s nail art features uses of our favourite– bling, our take at the famous ‘Hokuri’ nail trend, and the ever so popular Instagram baddie pattern of camouflage styles! It’s a soft combination of traditional soft Japanese nail art watercolour art (Hokuri) and the camo- military style.

Hokuri is a type of Japanese nail art that often uses sponges or other tools to imitate a jelly, dream like essence. It’s a perfect way to up your nail game while still being subtle (for those busy bees at work 😉 !!) Many nail technician will use a mixture of acrylic paints, but today we will show you a quicker way to create this beautiful art using gel polishes you already have!

To learn more on how to recreate this cute yet daunting look, keep reading!

Difficulty Level: ♥♥♥♡♡

Materials

Materials

Materials:

♥Nail Brushes

♥LUXIO colour in Incognito

♥OPTIONS colour in SMOKEY

♥OPTIONS colour in ROYAL ONYX

♥Bling or gems

♥Nail decals

♥Top & Base hard gel (or polish!) Ours is from Azkentz

Let’s Begin!

Step 1: As always, we want to prep the cuticle and surface of the nail before moving onto adding any gel polishes to ensure the life of the gel mani. Remember ladies- Dry cuticles mean gel polishes won’t stay on!

Step 2: Just like how we begin any other nail tutorial, apply the base coat to your nails first!

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Step 3: We then painted all of the nails in the colour SMOKEY as the ‘base’ colour

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Step 4: We cannot stress this enough!! Cure your nails in a UV/LED Lamp after each coat and layer to ensure the nail is fully ‘dry’, and thus will not be bumpy or squishy!

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Step 5 & 6 : Paint a line down the centre of your middle finger as well as the thumb on the other hand (that doesn’t already have the line), using ROYAL ONYX. CURE IT! Then add another clear coat and BEFORE you cure it, add some of the smallest gems/bling you own along the line. And then cure it!

~ We also used a pick tool to move the gems onto ROYAL ONYX to ensure they are lined up to perfection!

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Step 7: Taking ROYAL ONYX with a small precision brush, draw small strokes onto your ring and thumb as well as pointer and ring on the other hand. Kiyomi shows us how to draw a desired style down below!

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Step 8: Taking a clear hard gel (remember to wipe off your brush!), lightly ‘swirl’ the colour and blend it as shown below:

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Step 9: Taking INCOGNITO, swirl the colours to create a more dimension as shown like so:

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Nail Decal time! At Prép, we love to experiment with tons of new designs and shapes! Check out a sneak peek of our collection below:

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Step 10: We decided to add a simple Crown to one of the plain SMOKEY fingers, as well as a delicate V piece:

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There it is folks! Our recreation of a nail design, as well as one of the ways we like to present the Hokuri nail art!

Be sure to tag us on Instagram (click HERE), and Twitter (click HERE), to showcase your own variations of this adorable mani!

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Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Before Your First Set of Eyelash Extensions | Prép Beauty Parlour

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As the trend for eyelash extensions continue to soar high, with women of all styles becoming addicted to the, we often get tons of questions on the types and styles of lash extensions! Today we’ll be taking you on a journey step by step to ensure you learn everything there is to learn about eyelash extensions before your first appointment here at Prép! From the glues to the setting periods. We will discuss more on sizes, length and curls next week!  Let’s begin!

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

First, we are going to talk about learning to know what is a good set and what is not! For lots of lash newbies, they often go to a salon where their set may appear flawless, but in reality is not! After several days, the client may feel discomfort or multiple lashes (including our own baby lashes- yikes!!), may  begin to fall out. Now listen up ladies! Take note:

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

A proper set of eyelash extensions should feel weightless, painless, and should last 2-3+ weeks depending on your own lash cycle, weather, and any facial products you use. Our certified Prép technicians carefully apply a synthetic eyelash to each one of your natural eyelash using the perfect amount of glue. This being said, the glue should not affect the lashes and make them look clumpy, and should not be seen on your eyelid at all! If a technician applies too much glue, the client will begin to feel discomfort within a few days when her own lashes are growing but they are all stuck together!! Tangled with the extensions AND natural lashes! At Prép we only use individual lashes since cluster lashes will be a definite problem! This is a big NO-NO! If you are worry about the glue going into your eye, this should not be a problem at all as your eyes would be closed and there will be a gel pad under your eye!

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

As there are many clients with sensitive eyes or skin, we do recommend you call our salon at 604-764-6452 before your visit to book an allergy test on a separate occasion! We carry several different glues that may cater better to you!

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Spring and Summer holiday seasons are coming up! What better way than to wake up without a care in the world and looking flawless with long and luscious lashes? Although eyelash extensions are fabulous for day time activities, we frequently have our inboxes flooding up with concerns swimmers and ocean dwellers on whether or not it is safe to wear eyelash extensions during this time. Our answer? A definite yes! We love having our extensions in during our Hawaii and Caribbean get aways! But it is SUPER important to clean them as soon as you exit the majestic waters looking like a mermaid! As the sea water may cause build up and be abrasive and break down the glue.

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Lash Extensions at Prép Beauty Parlour

Before coming in for your eyelash extensions appointment, we recommend you shower and wash your hair and do any face masks regimes before. Since there is a teeny weeny period after getting your lashes, in which you are strongly recommended not to allow any contact with water. In order for the glue to fully cure, water cannot touch the lashes for 24-48 hours. If you do accidentally get water near your eyes within this time frame, the lashes will fall out much faster and you may feel a stinging sensation similar to the one you felt upon getting your lashes. We advise for you to give us a call as soon as possible to make sure your lashes look flawless again!

Read more about getting lash extensions next week here!

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Japan to Vancouver DIY Nail Art | Prép Beauty Parlour

Nails by Kiyomi | Prép Beauty Parlour

Nails by Kiyomi | Prép Beauty Parlour

Since the dawn of literally FOREVER, Japan has been the hotspot and leader in fashion, hairstyle, and our personal favourite, NAIL ART!

Often cute and quirky, Japanese nail art is unique and fun to have on your nails. Styles often use geometric patterns, negative space, stickers, or hand drawn art. Eccentric nail art is a MUST-HAVE fashion accessory to amp up your next gel manicure appointment!

No time to drop in for your gel mani? Not to fret! We have the perfect idea to bring the art to you! Below we will be showing you how to recreate the design as listed above!

Prép Beauty Parlour is home to many talented and creative nail technicians (as well a lash techs and make-up artists of course!), and today our very own nail technician Kiyomi will be recreating a cute style of nail art!

Kiyomi is a nail technician who studied Japanese nail art in well– Japan! She is always full of creative ideas and we are more than happy to have the trends in Japan be brought into our very own salon!

Kiyomi Nail Tech

Kiyomi Nail Tech

This will be the nail art look that we are recreating! Let’s Begin!

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Difficulty Level: ♥♥♡♡♡

Materials:

♥Nail Brushes

♥OPTIONS colour in LUMINOUS BLOSSOM

♥OPTIONS colour in TEAL DROP

♥Top & Base hard gel (or polish!) Ours is from Azkentz

♥ OPTIONAL: White gel colour

Get your gel pots ready!

Get your gel pots ready!

Step 1: Prép your nail!

Step 2: Base coat of hard gel!

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Step 3: Remember to cure your nils in a UV/LED light after each coat or layer!

Remember to cure your nils in a UV/LED light after each coat or layer!

Remember to cure your nils in a UV/LED light after each coat or layer!

Step 4: Mix and apply Luminous Blossom to the ring and pinky fingers!

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Step 5: Mix and apply Teal Drop to the pointer and thumb

Mix Mix Mix Mix!

Mix Mix Mix Mix!

OPTIONS: TEAL DROP

OPTIONS: TEAL DROP

Step 6: Using Teal Drop, carefully carve out the outline design as shown below on the . img_0995 img_0996 img_0997

Step 7: Fill in the outline to darken up the colour and increase it’s opacity.

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Step 8: On the same fingers, carve the outline as you did with TEAL DROP but use LUMINOUS BLOSSOM on opposing sides like so..REMEMBER TO CURE BETWEEN EACH LAYER!

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Step 9: Take a thicker and denser brush (like the one we use for our eyebrows, ladies!) And darken TEAL DROP and LUMINOUS BLOSSOM again- REMEMBER TO CURE BETWEEN EACH LAYER!

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Step 10:  We decided to add a little bit of line art to finish up the look, first, draw a triangle at the base, followed by a straight line.

Step 11: Apply a shine or matte top coat if desired!

Step 12: Using rubbing alcohol on a lint-free pad, wipe off the inhibition layer.

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Step 13: Clean up any edges, file the shape a little to fit to perfection!

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Finished! Now you can flaunt your cute DIY nails! We’re in love! Stay tuned for more future DIYS!

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Be sure to tag us if you followed this DIY as we would LOVE to see your take on it!

Check out our Instagram by clicking HERE.

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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Dare to Dream Contest | Prép Beauty Parlour

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Calling all make- up artists, fashionistas, Pinterest users, and wedding enthusiasts! Whether you’re in the beauty, fashion, event industry OR have an upcoming wedding, Prép Beauty Parlour is honoured to be hosting a contest for free Dare to Dream Bridal Fashion Show tickets! Read until the end for more details on how YOU can win tickets to the Dare to Dream Bridal Show!

 

Produced by Something Borrowed Event Management & Design, the 6th Annual Dare to Dream Bridal Show presents ‘The Big Fat Multicultural Wedding,” Prép is giving the public the chance to experience an exclusive fashion show, upcoming bridal trends, as well as many MUST SEE sponsors!

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Exclusive designer bridal fashion sponsored by Harry Rosen and Crossover Bollywood, this is a show not to be missed! Enter the contest for a chance to see and meet special guest MC Carmen Ruiz y Laza of CarmenTV!

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The Dare to Dream Bridal Fashion Show will be hosted at the Divine Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC
Oceanview Ballrooms Level “R”

Here’s the exciting part! To enter the contest, simply follow our Facebook page by clicking HERE or Instagram page clicking HERE and tag yourself in the comments!

Contest due date will be Wednesday, February 22th, 2017

Good luck! 💞

Prép Beauty Parlour is located at 1054 Hornby Street in beautiful downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in nails, eyelash extensions, waxing, massages, facials, event/bridal hair & makeup. We’d love to hear from you! Email inquiries to info@prepbeautyparlour.com. Call us at 604-764-6452. Check out our 5 Star Yelp page here! Don’t forget to follow and like our Instagram and Facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/prepbeautyparlour

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